Brazil and Germany move forward


Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a back injury suffered in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia.The 22-year-old fractured a vertebra in his back when he was kneed in a challenge by Juan Zuniga.

Germany became the first nation to reach four consecutive World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels' early header proved enough to see them past France at the Maracana.